Andean Community

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Andean Community

An international trade organization consisting of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, along with some associate and observer countries also located in Latin America. It was established in 1969; in 1992, member nations signed a free trade agreement.
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The weakening of the Andean Community of nations, as a result of disputes between Venezuela and its other members, did not mean the strenghtening of the Bolivarian integration nor the strenghtening of Venezuela within regional community.
At the time of his election as a President, Venezuela had been a member state of the Andean Community of nations together with four other states: Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru.
Venezuela was a unique country in the Andean Community of nations. All the member states and their governments have gradually, since the new millenium, tried to tie their relationships even outside South America, mainly we are talking about the United states.
On the one side they have formed with Venezuela the Andean Community of nations and thus they have cooperated with Venezuela in all aspects, on the other side they were closer to the USA and they did not like Chavez's policy directed right against the USA.
Despite the previous concluded agreements such as the Andean trade Preference Act (ATPA) from December 20, 1991, Chavez considered this act from a side of his neighbours and partners Colombia and Peru as a blow below his belt, as something negative and counterproductive that his partner countries are getting increasingly closer to the USA and by their signatures of both free trade Agreements their approach had gained significant character and as something by which all the efforts exerted within the Andean Community of Nations had definitely canceled.
It was originally formed in 1969 as the Andean Pact (later called the Andean Group and later the Andean Community of Nations).
The executive director of the PEDICP, Renzo Echevarra, announced that this 2018 aims to double the production obtained last year, in which 50 tons of native cocoa were processed, thanks to the installation of two production modules, which were financed by the Union European Union in agreement with the Andean Community of Nations - CAN.
It should be noted that these locations already have a successful experience in the field of fish farming, because in 2017 the Special Project for Integral Development of the Putumayo Basin (PEDICP), installed an induced fish reproduction plant with the financing of the European Union in agreement with the Andean Community of Nations.
With the active participation of Colombia in more than 40 meetings of consultation mechanisms and regional integration, of which the country is a member or associate, important integration initiatives, cooperation and development they were promoted; Our country promoted, defended and improved positioning of national interests in multilateral, regional and subregional scenarios such as the Ibero - American Conference, the Andean Community of Nations, the Group of Lima, the Mesoamerica Project, the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States ( CELAC) Mercosur, the Association of Caribbean States and Unasur.